Electronic Organic Import Certificates Required by USDA

2024-03-04T16:33:37-05:00March 4th, 2024|
The organic sector of American agriculture has seen unprecedented growth over the past decade. U.S. sales of organic products continue to grow, and global organic supply chains have become increasingly more complex. With this growth, including an increase in organic imports entering the U.S., the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking new steps to protect the organic brand.

As part of our continuous improvement of the USDA organic regulations, USDA published the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) final rule on January 19, 2023, which will require the use of electronic NOP Import Certificates for all organic products imported into the U.S., improving the oversight and traceability of imported organic products.

The use of the NOP Import Certificate will be mandatory as of March 19, 2024.

The USDA AMS website and resources may be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact our Compliance Team or your JSC account supervisor.

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